A huge congratulations to our May Parent Educator of the Month, Mimi Nagle! Ms. Nagle has taught for over forty years, with thirty-two of those as a parent educator. We are truly blessed to have Ms. Nagle as a part of our excellent staff of educators at Blue Valley.
Here’s a bit more about Ms. Mimi Nagle:
Q: Role with Blue Valley Early Education:
A: Mimi Nagle, Parent Educator
Education and years of experience: 40 years in Early Childhood, 32 as a Parent Educator
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: Spend time with my family, grandsons, reading, traveling, cooking
Q: What made you choose your profession?
A: I love working with little children, each day is a new and different experience. Any and everything looks great through the eyes of a child.
Q: Is there anything that you wish you'd known in your first-year?
A: Oh so many things….things with schools, doctors, getting evaluations completed etc, take so much longer than we think they will. Being patient wasn't my strength, but I’ve gotten better….
Q: What do you hope your students/families take away from their time with you?
A: It’s not a race to raise your children, it’s a marathon, relax and enjoy. Parents are doing a better job than they think they are. Also, I want all parents to realize that they are their child’s first teacher, the expert on their development etc. Parents are an important part of their child’s education and the educational team, be present with them.
Q: Is there a learning tool, toy or piece of equipment you’ve found especially helpful?
A: Farm animals, balls, pretend play and duck tape!
Q: How can the PTA better support you?
A: You all have been so supportive of PAT, thank you! Just getting the word out to our community that we are here and want families to join.
Help to fund extra activities/equipment, and continue to advocate for the PAT program at the state level.